Adipurush, the much-anticipated film that hoped to fascinate spectators with its rendition of the epic Ramayana, has received negative feedback from moviegoers. The film’s content and dialogue were particularly chastised, resulting in a surge of trolling on social media. In reaction to the outrage, dialogue writer Manoj Muntashir rushed to social media to own his error and apologize to the public.
Manoj Muntashir recently posted two notes, one in Hindi and one in English, expressing his regret for the dialogues he wrote for Adipurush. He honestly apologized to the audience, understanding that the film had wounded their feelings. He extended his unreserved apologies with folded palms, asking for unity and strength from the holy Prabhu Bajrang Bali to serve their sacred Sanatan (eternal) values and their great nation.
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Certain exchanges were largely criticized, with social media users labeling them “cheap.” Lines said by Devdatta Nage, who played the character of Bajrang, in particular, garnered a lot of flak. Along with the language, fans expressed their dissatisfaction with specific moments and the film’s visual effects (VFX).
Adipurush offers a modern perspective on Ram and Ravana’s epic struggle, focusing on Ram’s efforts to save his wife Sita from the clutches of the ambitious Lanka King. Prabhas as Raghav, Kriti Sanon as Janaki, Saif Ali Khan as Lankeshwar, Sunny Singh as Laxmanan, and Siddharth Karnick and Vatsal Sheth in crucial roles round up the star-studded cast.
Manoj Muntashir’s heartfelt apology indicates his desire to accept responsibility for the film’s reception and acknowledge the audience’s dissatisfaction. As disputes about the adaptation of cherished epics for the big screen continue, this occurrence serves as a reminder of the importance of storytelling and the responsibility that comes with translating venerated legends for modern audiences.